As a family for all, St. Brigid's welcomes
the children who come here, and their families.
They are an integral part of our parish
For such days
as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter and Christmas, the
Children’s Mass is specially prepared for their participation. Often there will be special liturgical movement or dance, a
Gospel drama that is acted, or gifts to be distributed. Especially noteworthy is the Christmas Pageant on Christmas
morning, when the children from Kindergarten age up enact the story of
Bethlehem for us.
During each of
the school holidays, a special Holiday happening is arranged by our Sacramental
team and Youth Coordinator. These may be picnics, video evenings, night
at the movies or skating. Normally permission slips need to be filled
in. Notice is given in the
Each Sunday at
the 8.45am Mass, the children gather at the front of the Church,
Under the guidance eof our Parish Sacramental Team, the children
process into the Church, are welcomed and then go to their specially
designed Liturgy of the Word, led by trained catechists.
They return to join the whole community at the Offertory of the
On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, the children remain in the
church, being seated on the sanctuary.
On this Sunday, the children lead the Sorry Prayers, proclaim the
readings, do the Prayers of the Faithful and bring the Gifts to the
altar. The priest speaks
especially to them at this Mass.